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  • Painting partnerships to strengthen Air Force

    Renewing a paint job may not seem like an important task to some, but for aircraft it can be the difference between continuing to fly and being decommissioned. For the 60th Maintenance Squadron (MXS) from Travis Air Force Base, California, they are unable to spray paint to renew their C-17s’ paint and have to roll the paint onto the aircraft.
  • Antarctic airlift overcomes polar hurdles

    For the first time in the 63-year history of Operation Deep Freeze (ODF), members of the 304th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron flew six daily missions in a row, making up for a troublesome weather situation.“We were challenged with quite a few delays caused by winter storms, which put us behind to start the season,” said Lt. Col. Trace Dotson, the
  • Barrett takes command of 18th AF

    Maj. Gen. Sam Barrett took command of 18th Air Force from Lt. Gen. GI Tuck during a ceremony here, July 31.
  • Airman Leadership School Class 18-F graduates

    Congratulations to the following service members who graduated the Julius A. Kolb Airman Leadership School here, July 26.Globemaster FlightSenior Airman Alejandro Allen, 62nd Aircraft Maintenance SquadronSenior Airman Cody Choe, 627th Civil Engineer SquadronInformation System Tech. 2nd Class Ibrahim Ali, Electronics Support Detachment Port
  • Air Mobility Command announces Aviator Technical Track beta test program

    The application window is open for active-duty mobility pilots to pioneer a new Aviator Technical Track program, Air Mobility Command officials announced July 20.AMC is seeking mobility pilot participants with the right blend of skills, knowledge and abilities to mentor the next generation of aviators. The command aims to retain rated expertise by
  • Tech Sgt Selectees Released

     Congratulations to the Team McChord Airmen selected for Tech Sgt.The Air Force selected 8,416 staff sergeants for promotion to technical sergeant out of 27,555 eligible for a selection rate of 30.54 percent in the 18E6 promotion cycle.Of the 8,416 selected, 19.4 percent had Promote Now recommendations, 26.1 percent had Must Promote recommendations
  • A peek behind the curtain: Prolonged exposure therapy for PTSD

    Post-traumatic stress disorder can be debilitating, but there are therapies that can reduce symptoms, improve quality of life, and help Airmen return to duty. One of the most effective therapies, practiced by many Air Force mental health professionals, is prolonged exposure therapy.
  • Team McChord Airmen selected for Major rank

    Congratulations to the following Airmen who were selected for Major!Captain Leighton Bagby, 4th Airlift SquadronCaptain Matthew Dearborn, 4th Airlift SquadronCaptain Anthony Hertach, 62nd Maintenance SquadronCaptain Matthew Herzberg, 62nd Operations Support SquadronCaptain Anne Kemp, 62nd Operations Support SquadronCaptain Theodore Kemp, 7th
  • Airman Leadership School Class 18-E graduates

    Congratulations to the following Airmen who graduated the Julius A. Kolb Airman Leadership School here, June 14. Boatswains Mate 3rd Class Patrick Collins, Station Depoe BaySenior Airman Jaycel Bench, 232nd Operations SquadronSenior Airman Sonja Chae, 4th Airlift SquadronSenior Airman Brianna Dubay, 1st Weather SquadronSenior Airman Jacob Foster,
  • Airmen reach the summit during Rainier War

    Like its namesake, Exercise Rainier War was a mountainous undertaking executed by the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army and Australian air force to train for potential future conflicts June 6 at McChord Field.“One of the biggest challenges was we planned this for 20 C-17 Globemaster IIIs and that’s a lot of moving parts,” said Capt. Joseph Fry, Rainier War